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Authorities discover over 100 toothpastes containing toxic chemicals

Health authorities said Friday they've discovered more than 100 toothpastes containing the same chemicals used in the toxic humidifier sterilizers, though their miniscule amounts pose no harm.   The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said it has detected chloro-methylisothiazolinone (CMIT)...

Updated : 2016.09.30 19:58

[EYE] World powers responsible for Syrian war, refugee crisis

Life in Syria before the war began in 2011 was peaceful, with its people able to go to school and work and hang out with friends along the Euphrates, the river crucial to the birth of Mespotamian civi...

Updated : 2016.09.30 17:48

Reported child abuse cases soar 50 percent

The number of child abuse cases soared by more than 50 percent in the first half of this year from the same period a year earlier on the back of increased reports, the government said Friday. The Mini...

Updated : 2016.09.30 17:15

[WEEKENDER] ‘Zookeeping requires constant study’

Han Hyo-dong, 58, a master zookeeper supervising carnivores including tigers and leopards at Seoul Zoo, first joined the zoo’s animal welfare team in 1985. Seoul Zoo, located in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do...

Updated : 2016.09.30 17:12

[WEEKENDER] A day at the zoo

A day for zookeeper Han Hyo-dong, Seoul Zoo’s master zookeeper who has worked there for the past 32 years, begins at 6 a.m.At the crack of dawn, he arrives at his office next to the Beast Pavillion, ...

Updated : 2016.09.30 17:08

Court upholds trans woman's military service exemption

The high court on Friday upheld a lower court’s decision that ruled against the Military Manpower Administration for canceling a military service immunity order for a person suffering from gender dys...

Updated : 2016.09.30 16:49

First trial held on farmer’s death

The first court session of a compensation suit raised by the bereaved families of late farmer Baek Nam-gi, who died months after being hit by police’ water cannon, was held Friday.The suit was raised...

Updated : 2016.09.30 16:48

Court upholds entry ban for singer to S. Korea

A local court on Friday upheld the entry ban on a Korean-American singer who has been forbidden to visit South Korea after winning US citizenship in an apparent bid to evade conscription.Steve Yoo, wh...

Updated : 2016.09.30 15:22

Sons top assailants of elder-abuse cases: lawmaker

A South Korean opposition lawmaker said Friday most cases of abuse against senior citizens are committed by their sons, urging the government to come up with protective measures amid the country's aging population.According to the data compiled by Rep. In Jae-keun of the main opposition Mi...

Updated : 2016.09.30 10:02

S. Korea considers stationing Chinese police on Jeju

South Korea and China will discuss the possibility of stationing Chinese police officials on its southern island of Jeju if the relevant authorities here consider it necessary, Seoul's foreign ministry said Thursday.The idea was raised by a South Korean opposition lawmaker earlier this wee...

Updated : 2016.09.29 22:06

Three Chinese fishermen killed in fire on fleeing boat

Three Chinese fishermen were killed Thursday after a fire broke out on their boat during an inspection by the Korean coast guard, officials said.The 102-ton Chinese vessel "S" was sailing in South Korean waters about 70 kilometers southwest of Hong Island near the southwestern city of Mokp...

Updated : 2016.09.29 22:06

Seoul subway to operate normally after three days of walkouts

Unionized workers of South Korea's subway service ended their three-day strike Thursday after reaching a compromise with management on the implementation of a performance-based pay system.Seoul's subway labor unions will end their walkout as of 6 p.m., three days after they launched the fi...

Updated : 2016.09.29 18:08

Over 900 caught smoking near subway entrances in a week

More than 900 smokers were caught illegally lighting up near subway entrances in the first week of September, a report showed Thursday. Since the Seoul municipal government launched a massive crackdow...

Updated : 2016.09.29 18:02

Traffic accidents in Seoul most frequent at Yeongdeungpo intersection

 The Security and Public Administration Committee revealed Thursday the locations in Seoul were traffic accidents occurred most last year.    The Yeongdeungpo intersection in eastern Seoul witness...

Updated : 2016.09.29 17:57

Arrest warrant issued for teenager who stabbed school bully

An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for a 15-year-old boy accused of attempted homicide for stabbing his school bully.The Wonju Branch of Chuncheon District Court said that while the juvenile law s...

Updated : 2016.09.29 17:53